ERIC Number: ED200394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide for Senior Balancing.
Barclay, William L., III; And Others
This guide provides opportunities for students to investigate several aspects of balancing including weighing, equilibrium, symmetry, gravity, and center of gravity, bringing mathematics and science together in activities involving graphing, inequalities, and number relations. This is divided into five major sections: (1) introduction, (2) beginning activities, (3) background for continuing investigations, (4) extensions, and (5) an appendix. The introduction provides information regarding teaching suggestions, scheduling, ages, and materials supplied. Beginning activities include early work, problems, troubleshooting, descriptions, numbering boards, and problem cards. The background for continuing investigations includes activities for predicting, weighing, off-center boards, and problems without solutions. The extensions section includes activities involving what makes the balance work and challenging problems. The appendix includes information on making balancing equipment and an example of unexpected happenings in the classroom. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Elementary Science Study, Newton, MA.